All India Congress general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia on Sunday resigned from his post over party’s crushing defeat in the recent Lok Sabha elections.
Scindia’s resignation came barely hours after Mumbai’s Congress chief Milind Deora stepped down from the post.
“Accepting the people’s verdict and taking accountability, I had submitted my resignation as General Secretary of AICC to Shri Rahul Gandhi,” Scindia tweeted.
“I thank him for entrusting me with this responsibility and for giving me the opportunity to serve our party,” he added.
It may be mentioned here that before the national elections, Rahul Gandhi had appointed Jyotiraditya Scindia and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as in-charges for Uttar Pradesh to revive the party in the state that sends the most number of lawmakers to the Parliament.
The Congress, however, could win only one seat, with BJP winning 62 out of 80 seats in the state.
It may be mentioned here that the Congress in total won only 52 of 543 Lok Sabha seats.